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Weekly Computing Classes for 8 to 13 year-olds

We are pleased to offer Weekly Computing Classes for 8 to 13 year-olds which run alongside the school terms, in 4 blocks of 12 Weeks each. The classes are expected to start on the 30th of August beginning with block 2.

Block 1 - Essentials of Computing and Coding


Introduction



  • What is a computer?

  • Operating Systems

  • Files, Folders, and Paths

  • File Types

  • The PC

  • Windows Versions

  • CPUs

  • Memory Types

  • Components that make a PC


Software



  • What is Software?

  • Downloading Software

  • Installing Software

  • Uninstalling Software

  • What can software do inside a Computer?


Hardware



  • What is Hardware?

  • Examples of Hardware

  • Hardware vs Software

  • Identifying input/output Ports


The Internet



  • Browsers

  • Cookies

  • Search Engines

  • Password Security

  • Website

  • URLs

  • Downloading using the Internet


Customising the PC



  • Change Background

  • Screen Savers

  • Shortcuts


Open Office



  • Installing Open Office

  • Making a Document

  • Customising Headings and Text

  • Alignments

  • Text Effects


Excel Spreadsheet



  • Spreadsheet Building

  • Rows and Columns

  • Charts

  • Formulae


PowerPoint



  • Creating a presentation

  • Animations

  • Images

  • Videos

  • Text Effects

  • Showing presentation as a slideshow


Basics of Programming



  • Different Languages

  • Variables

  • Loops

  • Decisions

  • Functions


Block 2 - 2D Games Development


2D Games Development



  • Download and Install program

  • What is a Game?

  • How are Games made?

  • Understand the layout

  • Actors, Backgrounds, Scenes, and Sounds

  • Testing the game created

  • Behaviors and Events

  • Peer Game Testing


Multiplayer Game



  • Adding Collectables

  • Drawing a score Board

  • Connecting to a network

  • Playing multiplayer with other kids in classroom


Block 3 - Mobile Apps Development


Mobile Games Development



  • Download and Install program

  • Create a basic new interactive game

  • Use events and behaviors to manipulate the game

  • Make use of an Android device to control a character

  • Apply Physics to the game

  • Test Game

  • Publish the Game


Mobile Applications



  • Think of something that you could use

  • Create a useful application

  • Use mobile sensors

  • Access camera through application

  • Test application

  • Download and Share


Block 4 - Graphics, Animation and 3D Games Development


Graphics Design



  • Download and Install program

  • Opening and setting up a document

  • Digital imaging fundamentals

  • Image size and resolution

  • Cropping and Resizing

  • Colour Adjustments

  • Don’t Recreate the Wheel

  • Develop Model/Sprite (if time permits)


Animation



  • Use Pivot Animator

  • Create Players

  • Import Sprites/Models

  • Move Players

  • Use Frames and Onion layers

  • Create motion of at least 30 Seconds

  • Interactivity with players


3D Games Development



  • Download and install program

  • Create a scene

  • Import characters

  • Add textures and layers

  • import graphics created

  • Add logic and physics to game

  • Debug


Dates and Times

The dates and times of our Weekly Computing Classes for 8 to 13 year-olds are shown below. Please contact us or call us on 0141 237 3350 if you are interested in booking a place or if you need extra information about what programs and software we will be using.

We also offer a FREE trial class, which lasts for one hour and is designed to let you and your children get a feel of the work and the environment at our center. Payments are non-refundable.

Course Title

Days

Start Date

Time

Length

Price

Age

Weekly Computing Class – 1 Wednesday 30th August 2017 – Block 2 5:30 to 7:00 pm 12 Weeks £25 one-time registration fee.
£60 every 4 weeks or
£180 per 12-week block.
8 to 13
Weekly Computing Class – 2 Thursday 5th October 2017 – Block 1 4:30 to 6:00 pm 12 Weeks £25 one-time registration fee.
£60 every 4 weeks or
£180 per 12-week block.
8 to 13
Offers: If payment is made in full per 12-week block then a discounted price of £150 will be available.

Please Register here: Register

Other requirements

  • Kids are advised to bring their own laptops in order to keep the programs they make and the software we install, however, we have the necessary facilities to allow them to create the programs and they can bring in a pen drive to save their work.
  • The Wednesday class starts at 5:30 pm and finishes at 7 pm every Wednesday.
  • The Thursday class starts at 4:30 pm and finishes at 6 pm every Thursday from the 5th of October.

How is this of any use to my child?

This question is common. Why should my child learn to code? I’ll tell you this for free if your child learns to code, and they stick with it throughout school and high school, they could be one of the UK’s top earners, not even a decade after they leave school. Maybe you’re not so money motivated, perhaps happiness. Your child will have the opportunity to socialize with like-minded children in their age bracket while learning a valuable skill with our Weekly Computing Classes for 8 to 13 year-olds in Glasgow.

Note: Payments are refundable if required for up to one week before the beginning of the Block. Once classes have started payments will not be refundable. Payments will only be taken after satisfaction from the free trial class.

Please check out our other intuitive courses English and Abacus Maths.